Review: Rough Terrain by Annabeth Albert

Title: Rough Terrain

Author: Annabeth Albert

Series: Out of Uniform #7

Pages: 264

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

Navy SEAL Renzo Bianchi has the hots for Canaan Finley. He agrees to be Canaan’s fake boyfriend for a weekend trip with his old band. What he doesn’t expect is to find himself falling for the man or to have to use his SEAL training to keep them safe.

This book was another wonderful story from Albert. I am extremely sad though that it is the last book in the series. I have really grown attached to these men and don’t really want to let them go. But, the series can’t go on forever, and I think this is a great stopping point.

Renzo is a extremely confident SEAL but he isn’t confident in relationships or sex. His issue is that he is larger than your average guy and sex hasn’t always been easy for him or his partners. Canaan shows him that sex can be fun without penetration and the right partner. I loved how open Canaan was about sex and what he likes. Renzo was extremely protective and is used to being the hero for everyone, especially his family. It puts a lot of pressure on him and he feels he has to be a perfectionist because of it. 

Canaan used to be part of a rock band who traveled Europe but now he is finishing up his degree, working, and taking care of his grandfather. Canaan was very enthusiastic about life and finding happiness in the small things. I loved how sweet he was, especially with his grandfather. Together, these two had a lot of chemistry and were really sweet together. They may struggle to figure out how to make their relationship work long distance but they still fight for each other. 

Overall, this was another wonderful couple and another wonderful story. Like I said, I have really loved this series and I am sad to see it end. I definitely will be reading more of Albert’s books now. 

Trigger Warnings: death of a parent from drug overdose discussed, death of a grandparent discussed


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Off Base
  2. At Attention
  3. On Point
  4. Wheels Up
  5. Squared Away
  6. Tight Quarters

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